Good news for vintage design lovers: Everything but the House (EBTH), the online source for estate sales, has recently expanded into new markets: It now serves 27 cities across the US and holds more than 300 online estate sales each month.
EBTH aims to fill the gap between traditional online auction sites and specialty resellers, offering a wide range of household items—original art, antiques, vintage rugs, midcentury furniture, and ceramics—that add instant character to a home. (Need some inspiration for creating eclectic interiors? See our post Next-to-No-Cost Decorating: At Home with Two Amsterdam Creatives, in which a couple furnishes their home almost entirely with secondhand finds.)
We spent some time browsing EBTH for current auctions; here are a few things we’ve put on our wish lists. Read on for more information about EBTH and to enter to win a $1,000 gift card to shop the site.
Above: This Danish Modern Side Chair has a black vinyl seat and is stamped “Dux Imported from Denmark.” It’s currently bidding at $72.
Founded in 2007 by Cincinnati estate sale enthusiasts Jacquie Denny and Brian Graves, EBTH strives to create the best possible experience for both buyers and sellers, with transparency for all. To keep prices fair for families selling their estates, the site follows an auction model. And to keep prices low for buyers, all bids start at just $1 with no reserve.
Above: An antique Handwoven Wool Heriz Area Rug in tones of ivory, rust, and blue with palmette, carnation, and leaf motifs is currently bidding at $85.
Once a family decides to sell an estate online, EBTH takes care of the entire process. First, a professional visits the home to assess every item from the collection. Next, EBTH staff photograph each piece, write detailed descriptions, and upload them onto the site for a seven-day, live auction sale. EBTH handles marketing and will arrange for local pickups or international shipping once items have sold. Visit the Sellers page for more information.
Above: This Solid Sterling Silver Pitcher hails from Mexico by way of Midland, Texas. It has a feather patterned handle and scalloped spout; bidding is currently at $475.
EBTH is the perfect place to source the vintage elements featured in Remodelista’s 2016 Fall Trend Forecast, including stained glass, ceramic lighting, and brown furniture (like this Stickley Furniture Dresser currently bidding at $46). It’s an equally brilliant source for now-popular Rattan Furniture.
Above: A Generous Selection of Baskets includes 10 pieces from an estate in Wellesley, Massachusetts. One is labeled “Made at West Ridge Baskets, Ringe, NH.” Currently bidding at $1.
As we head into gifting season, we’ll turn to EBTH for vintage Books, Art Prints, and Serving Pieces. (Know someone who could use a splash of color at home? Try this Charley Harper Signed Serigraph; currently bidding at $90.)
Above: An Antique Hand-Blown Ringed Decanter and Cruets set features an open sunburst design on the decanter stopper; currently bidding at $1.
Above: This After Henri Matisse Limited Edition Serigraph is numbered 609 out of an edition of 975 and is stamped “Serigraphie Executee Par Michel Caza d’Apres La Gouche Decoupee Originale Par Henri Matisse.” Ships from Cincinnati; currently bidding at $45.
Above: A Collection of Sterling Silver Items includes four baby cups, two candle holder inserts, and a pepper shaker. One baby cup, by Georg Jensen, is engraved with the name “Marianina.” Ships from White Hall, Maryland; currently bidding at $1.
Above: This steel Vintage Industrial Metal Desk Lamp is in good working order with only a few minor scratches, and has a simple push button on the base. It ships from Denver; currently bidding at $2.
Above: Each piece in this 39-piece Georg Jensen Mitra Stainless Steel Flatware Collection is marked “Georg Jensen Stainless, Made in Denmark”; currently bidding at $35.
EBTH is giving Remodelista readers a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to shop the site. To enter, visit EBTH and submit your email address to the Giveaway by November 15, 2016.